ERIC Number: ED363373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Envisioning New Horizons: Report of the Commission on New Directions for Michigan Community Colleges.
Michigan Community Coll. Association, Lansing.
In July 1992, the Commission on New Directions for Michigan Community Colleges (CNDMCC) was established to identify key issues most likely to effect the 29 Michigan community colleges and develop recommendations for handling those issues. This report provides background information on the CNDMCC and discusses the commission's recommendations. The first section describes the CNDMCC's creation, membership, procedures, and the methodology it employed in identifying issues and opportunities. These methods included examinations of planning considerations and the purposes of education, an analysis of effective community colleges, and a literature review. The second section discusses the issues and opportunities identified by commission members, including the need to: clarify the mission and expectations of Michigan's public education providers; include all Michigan residents in a community college district; and document institutional effectiveness and student outcomes. The third section describes a survey of 50 presidents, trustees, and administrators of Michigan community colleges, rating 108 issues facing the state's colleges. They were in strongest agreement with issues related to improving funding, recruitment, and admissions, but were least enthusiastic about issues surrounding the privatization of educational services and relinquishing responsibilities to the state education department. Finally, section 4 describes efforts to enhance public trust and support, while section 5 provides recommendations for the utilization of findings. The survey instrument is appended. (MAB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, College Administration, College Outcomes Assessment, College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Planning, Futures (of Society), Mission Statements, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Program Development, Research Committees, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Community Coll. Association, Lansing.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan